Tuesday April 5, 2011
Book 12: Force Multiplication — Part II: Mass and Might


BUNNI: We've got Sergeant Schlock back, we avoided a major dust-up with the authorities, and we got paid.

And all that despite you setting the hazmat team's heads on fire.

BUNNI: How much did we get, Ennesby?  I've never invoiced anyone for xenogotiation before.

ENNESBY: Hmmm.  Convincing a sophont under duress to stop secreting caustic chemicals is worth exactly one credit more than the replacement cost of three hazmat helmets.

BUNNI: So... should I open a retirement account, or buy some bottled water?